What Size Tek Screws?

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DEAR POLE BARN GURU: Hello I am putting a 10×12 sliding door on a pole barn. I was needing to know what size of tek screws to use and where the placement for the tek screws go on the 1001 quick frame. CAUTIOUS IN CARTHAGE

DEAR CAUTIOUS: The provider of your sliding door components should have provided you with the assembly instructions. Sadly, most do not, leaving building owners to have to search for answers on their own and few lumber yards know how they go together with tek screws. Here are Kwik Frame assembly instructions: https://www.cnbhnp.com/install/sliding_door_systems/kwik_frame_assembly_instruct.pdf

Steel siding can be applied to the horizontal rails with #12 x 1-1/4″ powder coated (to match steel siding color) stitch screws. They should be placed every nine inches (next to the high ribs of the siding) on each horizontal door member. Locate the first screw so it is adjacent to the overlapping rib – away from the panel edge.

Mike the Pole Barn Guru

DEAR POLE BARN GURU: I have a restaurant that has awnings over the windows and doors. The awnings are 18 years old. We are replacing them when we do a complete remodel in 2016. A customer said he has purchased some type of tape from your company that we could use to repair some tears in the awnings to extend their life for another year. If so could you send me information on the tape and how I might order it. Thank you very much. YAWNING AWNINGS

DEAR YAWNING: Thank you for your interest and also your customer for referring you to us. For your circumstance, probably the best solution would be Duck Tape®, as it is highly weather resistant and comes in a variety of colors. https://www.duckbrand.com/

Mike the Pole Barn Guru

DEAR POLE BARN GURU: Hello. I am from Alberta Canada, and I was wondering if it is possible to get one of these packages shipped here. If not, do you suggest a Canadian dealership? CAN I IN CANADA

DEAR CAN I: Thank you very much for your interest. We currently do not ship into Canada, however our Canadian friends have been picking up their building kit packages at one of our many distribution locations close to the border on the U.S. side. It would be up to you to obtain all needed permits or approvals and to handle any fees, duties, tariffs, licenses, etc. Please keep in mind all quotes are in U.S. funds. Call our home office to speak to a Building Designer for more information. 1-866-200-9657

Mike the Pole Barn Guru

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